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DUBAI: Emirates new flight training aircraft on display




Think of Emirates and large widebodies such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 spring to mind. But two much smaller aircraft displaying the livery of the Dubai flag-carrier are on the static.


Last week, Emirates Flight Training Academy, set up by Emirates to address its growing need for pilots, signed a deal for its first aircraft: 22 Cirrus SR22 piston singles and five Embraer Phenom 100s, with an option to purchase five more of the light jets. An example of each is being exhibited.


The aircraft, deliveries of which will begin in 2017, will be used by cadet pilots as they train to become full-qualified Emirates first officers. The order, says the airline, will for the first time allow students to receive all their training in Dubai. Previously, cadets underwent the majority of their training at a variety of locations overseas.


“In addition to consolidating education into one location in the Middle East, the new aircraft order also ensures cadets will have access to the youngest training fleet in the world,” says Emirates.


“Industry forecasts show growth in the need of pilots particularly over the next few years,” says Adel Al Redha, Emirates executive vice president and chief operations officer. “The Middle East and the Gulf region will have the highest demand for pilots to support its expansion and introduction of new aircraft. TheEmirates Flight Training Academy is our investment and response to this pressing need.”


The academy is under construction here at Dubai World Central and will have capacity for 500 cadet pilots. The first phase of construction, which includes the ground training facility and a runway, is due for completion next year.


Al Redha adds: “While the biggest beneficiary of this programme is Emirates, it’s our plan to offer the programme to external candidates around the world.”


Once accepted into he cadet programme, students will undergo ground training before beginning their in-flight training on the SR22 to learn basic piloting skills. They will then advance to the Phenom to obtain their twin engine jet rating and Commercial Pilot


Licence on a multi-engine aircraft and frozen Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence.



Embraer says the order is the largest ever from a flight training organisation for the type.

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DUBAI: Show debut for A-29 demonstrator




Embraer is giving a Duabi debut its newly-built A-29 Super Tucano demonstrator aircraft, which will be on static display throughout the show. The company’s multi-mission KC-390 also looms large, after the first prototype resumed flight-testing after nine months of ground work.


Despite Brazil’s economic turmoil, Embraer is pressing forward with KC-390 development and now anticipates entry into service for the Brazilian air force in mid-2018.


Super Tucano, for now, remains one of the company’s key export items, with 220 firm orders from 13 countries and 190 units delivered to date. Over the past two years, the company has added more than 20 weapon configurations, for a total of 150 flight-certificated stores and armaments. Embraer this year signed deals with Ghana, Mali and Senegal, and Geraldo Gomes, vice-president of international business development at its defence division, expects more deals to close this year.



“The configuration of the aircraft is focused on mission accomplishment,” says Gomes. “The most important systems on the aircraft are duplicated or triplicated to guarantee the pilot can comply with the mission and come back home safely.”


The fixed-wing, light-attack turboprop is favoured for patrol and counter-insurgency operations, and through Embraer’s integrated solutions business, the aircraft has been incorporated into Brazil’s expansive Amazon jungle monitoring and border surveillance system.


In the USA, Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) continue to deliver A-29s to the fledgling Afghan air force through a final assembly and checkout facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Embraer provides the aircraft and training devices under that arrangement and SNC provides logistics support and training for pilots and mechanics at Moody AFB in Georgia.


Gomes says 12 aircraft have been delivered through that line so far, and he foresees an enduring partnership with SNC, both for the A-29 and other potential business opportunities. He expects continued, healthy Super Tucano production rates in Brazil and Jacksonville, and six potential orders have been approved but not finalised for Lebanon through the US government.


On the KC-390, programme vice-president Paulo Gastão Silva says a second flying prototype will join the 2,000h flight test campaign in early 2016, and one of the two test articles should soon begin making appearances at air shows like Dubai.


Gastão Silva expects robust market demand for International Aero Engines V2500-powered KC-390 over its primary turboprop competitor, the Lockheed Martin C-130J. He expects limited competition from the much larger Airbus Defence & Space A400M, and only in a handful of marketing campaigns. The company has partnered with Boeing for KC-390 marketing in the USA, the UK and the Middle East.


“We have a state-of-the-art design with new technology, and we are bringing all the experience we have on the commercial side,” he says. “Our big advantage is the new solution and higher capacity and much higher speed [compared to the C-130J] and much more availability. We’ve developed the aircraft to have the lowest life-cycle cost in the market. That’s very important to the customer.”


Brazil intends to procure 28 KC-390s to replace its C-130Es and KC-130Hs, and Embraer has letters of intent from five countries for another 32 aircraft. Flight certification activities will continue through early 2017, with mission system trials including aerial refuelling following shortly after.

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Exhibitors from around the globe and new sectors featuring at Dubai Airshow next week


The Dubai Airshow 2015 will represent the centre of the industry when exhibitors from all corners of the globe converge on Dubai next week. Opening on Sunday 8 December at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, the show’s impressive range of exhibitors demonstrates the global reach of the show, including Bell Helicopter from the USA, Tawazun Precision Industries from the UAE, Denel from South Africa and China National Aero Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) from China.
Of the over 1100 exhibitors expected, one third of them are coming from around the Middle East region. Also highly represented on the show floor will be European exhibitors, with an almost equal amount of them coming from as far afield as the USA, with the 28% of exhibitors from the Americas and 29% from Europe.
Completing the global footprint of the show are exhibitors from Africa, Asia and Australasia, with New Zealand based first time exhibitor Martin Aircraft Company bringing its V4 engine composite airframe Martin Jetpack to display.
“The Dubai Airshow truly is the centre of the aerospace industry,” says Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of Dubai Airshow organisers F&E Aerospace. “With exhibitors coming from over 60 countries including new ones from places such as the USA and Asia, we are expecting to see some very new and innovative additions to the show this year.”
Many exhibitors cite the international appeal of the show as an important reason to attend. Airbus identified the Middle East as one of the fastest growing regions in its latest market forecast, meaning the Dubai Airshow is in an ideal central hub for the industry to meet and do business.
It’s not just the exhibitors that are new at the Dubai Airshow 2015 – the show has added a dedicated 3D print pavilion, 3D Printshow Dubai. With Stratasys recently reported to have 3D printed more than 1000 in-flight parts for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, and GE already developing and testing engines with 3D printed parts, the technology is a natural fit for inclusion in the Dubai Airshow.
Another new exhibitor is the newly formed UAE Space Agency, which was created in 2014 with the aim to regulate and support the UAE Space sector and contribute to the diversification of the national economy through providing a national advanced space industry.
Van Akelijen adds that “With the addition of the UAE Space Agency to our existing exhibitor list, we have added yet another dimension to the Dubai Airshow.” She continues, “The global space industry is worth $300 billion, and growing at 8% annually. The UAE’s investments in space technologies have already exceeded AED 20 billion (USD 5.4 billion), including UAE based companies Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Thuraya Telecommunications Company, all of whom will be exhibiting with the UAE Space Agency.”
Returning for 2015 will be the Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE) which was launched in 2011 to address aviation training needs in the Middle East, and in addition there will be two new conferences taking place at this year’s Dubai Airshow: the Airport Safety & Security Conference, which aims to bring together the key experts to discuss important security aspects of the airport industry while looking at how big data and integration markets are driving upgrades and new investments in the airport security market; and the Offsets Conference entitled “Utilising Offset Investment to Develop Space and Aviation Technologies and Local Supply Chain Capability” which will address the utilisation of industrial cooperation, or “offset” investment to further develop aviation technology, supply chain capability and the UAE’s space industry.


The flying display will take place from 2:00pm daily featuring demonstrations from the UAE’s Al Fursan and Italy’s Frecce Tricolori, among others.
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DUBAI: A330neo to have A350's characteristic mask




Airbus is to adopt the distinctive black cockpit ‘mask’ design on its re-engined A330neo, following its introduction on the A350.


The airframer retained on production A350s the characteristic design which emerged in early artistic renditions of the type.



Ahead of the Dubai air show, Airbus said its new A330neo, like the A350, will be part of its future long-range family and, as such, will have the same external cockpit appearance.


A330 programme head Eric Zanin says the decision was “only natural” given that the two types will complement one another.


The A330neo will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and is scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Airbus has secured orders for 135 A330-900s, the larger of the two variants, and 10 A350-800s.

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A Bombardier está presente com seus jatos executivos e sua aviação comercial.


Momento crucial para o CSeries após haverem recebido ajuda do governo de Quebec.

Vamos esperar para se alguma venda se concretize.


Fonte: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-confirms-cs100-debut-in-dubai-418598/


Bombardier confirms CS100 debut in Dubai


Bombardier has confirmed a CSeries aircraft will make its debut at the Dubai air show, arriving at the Dubai World Central airport as early as 6 November.


The appearance by FTV-5 – a CS100 flight test vehicle in the livery of SwissInternational Air Lines – comes as Bombardier works to complete the flight-test portion of the airworthiness certification effort.


“The Dubai air show also represents a great venue and opportunity for us to display our line-up of aircraft and provide an update on the exciting developments ongoing with CSeries aircraft’s certification program,” says Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.


The aircraft will arrive in Dubai less than two weeks after Bombardier announced a new ownership structure for the programme, with the government of Quebec investing $1 billion next year to claim a 49.5% ownership stake.


Bombardier also reported a $3.2 billion financial charge on the CSeries programme, reflecting the cost of certification delays and higher costs associated with the production ramp-up.


Among Bombardier’s disclosed CSeries order backlog, the Middle East region stands out with three customers buying a total of 31 aircraft, including 16 CS300s for SaudiGulf, 10 CS100s for Gulf Air and five CS300s for Iraqi Airways.


The same aircraft attending Dubai, and a CS300, appeared at the Paris air show last June.


In both events, the CSeries was listed as the only announced commercial aircraft making a public debut.


Unlike the Paris event, which featured the CS300 in the flying display, the CS100 will remain parked on the static line in Dubai.


It will be joined there by several more Bombardier products, including the Q400 turboprop and CRJ900 airliner, as well as the Learjet 76, Challenger 350 and Global 6000 business jets.

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Caso coloquem a mesma "máscara de guaxinim" no A330neo ele vai ficar bem....diferente" XDD


tomara que apareçam mais empresas por lá também.


enfim, espero que os pedidos pra versão -800 do A330neo aumentem, poxa 135 pedidos pra versão -900 contra 10 da versão -800 é osso viu?

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Atente para o trecho grifado em vermelho ... Em breve novidades ...


Fonte: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-embraer-executive-jets-closes-on-1000th-deli-418764/


DUBAI: Embraer Executive Jets closes on 1,000th delivery


Embraer Executive Jets is closing in on its 1,000th aircraft delivery, with the milestone set to be achieved in around 11 years since the division’s launch.


The Brazilian manufacturer has so far handed over 930 examples of its business aircraft since it arrived on the market in 2005 with the Phenom 100 and 300 light jets.


“Next year we will be celebrating 1,000 planes in 11 years. That’s an amazing result,” says the division’s chief executive Marco Tulio Pellegrini.


Recent deliveries have included the first Legacy 500s – which is making its Dubai show debut this week - with two so far operating in the Middle East, based in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.



“It is the best airplane in its class,” says Pellegrini. “It is going to be well-received worldwide.”


It will shortly be joined in operation by its Legacy 450 stablemate, says Pellegrini. Embraer is aiming to hand over at least two of the mid-size aircraft this year “or maybe a little more”.


In the meantime, the manufacturer appears to be taking the first tentative steps to address the gap in its range between the large-cabin Legacy 650 and the Lineage 1000E corporate jetliner.


Initially, this will consist of “consolidating” its market position and improving its supply chain and infrastructure “for the future”.

“We have plans for the future. We are going to be ready when the market is ready.”


However, any newprogramme would likely have to wait until engineering resources are freed up when development of the KC-390 military transport and E190-E2 commercial jet winds down from in 2018.

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Zona de influência de Washington ... os próprios militares americanos já disseram que o Super Tucano é superior.




DUBAI: Beechcraft seeks AT-6 certification as Iraq mulls offer


Beechcraft Defense's AT-6 Wolverine might soon have a launch customer, with a letter of offer and acceptance for six light-attack turboprops being prepared for the government of Iraq.




In partnership with the US Air Force, Beechcraft intends to offer Baghdad six aircraft initially, with options for more in increments of six. That offer is likely to be delivered next month. The US State Department approved a possible deal for up to 24 aircraft in May, and if accepted, Iraq could become the first AT-6 operator.


Beechcraft Defense president Russ Bartlett says the Iraqi air force already operates 16 T-6A trainers, and that the AT-6 meets Iraq's combat requirements.


The company has been searching for a launch customer for several years, and has already produced three examples for development and display at its own expense. Bartlett says securing a launch customer will also begin the process of military type certification, which would make it more attractive to foreign buyers.


Beechcraft has already been eyeing type certification through a new USAF initiative where companies can self-fund the process.


Beechcraft and its sister company Textron AirLand will be attending an 18 November air force industry day regarding the Non-DoD Military Aircraft Airworthiness Accreditation programme, offering first to submit the Scorpion and then perhaps the AT-6.



“It’s really a great step on the part of the air force to help companies like us, where we have two airplanes that we invested in at our own expense, and get some help getting them out to market,” Bartlett says. He says the first production-representative or "P-1" Scorpion will be ready to begin certification next year, while the first prototype continues its well-publicised marketing campaign.


The company sees good prospects in the light-attack market globally and in the Gulf, yet admits it came late to the marketplace as competitors like the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and IOMAX Archangel gain ground. Bartlett says the US services are also taking notice, because their high-end combat aircraft are ageing out faster than planned, and as the replacement Lockheed Martin F-35 won’t be delivered in the time frame or rate needed to fill those gaps.


“Our objective was to make something that is relevant, appropriate and affordable for the kinds of fights we’re in around the world,” he says. “There’s no air threat over Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re just just wearing our our [boeing] F/A-18s and [Lockheed] F-16s by using high-end equipment for a task that does not require air-to-air capabilities.”


The AT-6 has been integrated with 15 weapons, including laser-guided rockets, missiles and bombs, and now Beechcraft is looking to add Textron Systems' G-CLAW tube-ejected unitary area munition. The company plans to test it first on Scorpion in mid-2016 from a common launch tube inside the surveillance-attack jet’s payload bay, and then on the Wolverine.

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Chinese Fifth-generation Fighter Goes on Show




China’s AVIC is displaying a model of the FC-31 fifth-generation fighter for the first time at Dubai, having first aired the concept at Airshow China in Zhuhai last year. A product of the Shenyang concern, the FC-31 is based to a large extent on that of a “J-31” prototype (31001) that has been flying since 2012, but shows some notable differences from that aircraft. The fins are shorter and more swept-back than those of the prototype, and an electro-optical sensor system is located under the nose. Aircraft 31001 made its first public appearance at last year’s Zhuhai show.

AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Stand 820) has reportedly developed the aircraft primarily for export, although there have been some suggestions that the aircraft could be intended for carrier operations. The prototype has a twin-wheel nose gear, a feature shared with most carrier-borne fighters. In the export arena, the aircraft is intended to appeal to nations seeking an F-35-style aircraft but at much lower cost. On the surface, the FC-31 shares many similarities with the Lockheed Martin aircraft, such as a low-observable shape, a wide internal weapons bay, and the ability to carry weapons on six underwing pylons in “non-stealthy” mode. It also has serpentine diverterless inlets.

AVIC has only just released a basic specification for the FC-31 aircraft. Length is 55 feet, 1.5 inches, span is 37 feet, 8.75 inches and height is 15 feet, 8.5 inches. Maximum takeoff weight is listed at 55,000 pounds and weapons carrying capability at 17,600 pounds. AVIC claims that the FC-31 will be able to reach a service ceiling of 52,500 feet, and a top speed of Mach 1.8. Combat radius is 648 nm. The airframe is stressed to +9/-3 g, and has a projected service life of 6,000 to 8,000 hours, or 30 years.

Prototype 31001 first flew with Klimov RD-93 engines bought from Russia, but it is expected that production aircraft would be powered by engines of Chinese origin, such as the Guizhou WS-13A.

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Embraer Debuts Super Tucano at Dubai




Embraer reports strong Middle East regional interest in its A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprop and progress toward the possible U.S. foreign military sale of six airplanes to Lebanon. The Super Tucano is making its Dubai Airshow debut, replete with a new paint scheme. It is parked on the static line opposite Embraer’s chalet, A7.


Speaking with AIN on Saturday, José Luis Molina, Embraer Defense and Security commercial senior v-p, said the U.S. sale to Lebanon under the Light Air Support (LAS) program appears to be concluded between the two governments. This would be the second sale of the LAS program, which calls for Embraer to supply Super Tucanos to American prime contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force. In June, the Pentagon notified the U.S. Congress of the potential sale of six armed A-29s to Lebanon in a transaction valued at $462 million.


“It seems that the deal is concluded,” Molina said of the government-to-government negotiations. “We are finalizing our internal agreements at this point. We hope before the end of the [airshow], everything is going to be finished.”


Under the LAS program awarded to Embraer and Sierra Nevada in February 2013, the Brazilian manufacturer will supply 20 Super Tucanos destined for the Afghan air force. Thus far the partners have delivered 12 of those airplanes, which Embraer assembles at a hangar facility at Jacksonville International Airport in Florida. They have also delivered all of the ground-based training devices, Molina said.


“This is a very emblematic sale for us because the requirements of the U.S. Air Force are very tough,” he said. “We are keeping the program on time. So far as we know, they are quite happy with the progress and the capability of the Super Tucano.”


Embraer (Stand 2260) has delivered more than 200 Super Tucanos to 10 air forces on three continents, including nearly 100 for its home country’s Brazilian Air Force. Current operators are concentrated in South America, Asia and Africa, where Embraer this year logged orders from the Republic of Mali for six A-29s and Ghana for five.


The manufacturer flew the new-build demonstrator A-29 on display here from its factory in Gaviao Pexioto, Brazil, to Recife in the country’s north, and to the coast of Africa and other stops before arriving in Dubai.


According to media reports earlier this year, The UAE has expressed interest in acquiring Super Tucanos to supply Iraq in opposing Islamic State militants. Asked about potential customers in the Middle East, Molina said: “We are working quite heavily here in the region, and there are many other countries in the region interested in this airplane. For light attack, close air support, it is the best machine right now in the industry; I have no doubt about that.



“Some of our competitors, they are derivatives of trainers or crop duster-type airplanes,” he added. “This is a big advantage I think we have against any other airplane currently in the market.”

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Dubai Air Show: Embraer forecasts Mid-East need for 220 regional jets




Middle East airlines will require 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer.

In the forecast, released at the Dubai Air Show Nov. 8, the Brazilian manufacturer said the 70- to 130-seat market in the region would be worth $10 billion over two decades.


This, it accepted, was a relatively small figure in terms of the global marketplace for 70- to 130-seaters, which it believed would amount to 6,350 new jets worth $300 billion over the next 20 years.


This small proportion of the global figure is because most Middle East airlines—particularly in the Gulf—are primarily long-haul carriers.


However, Embraer argued that the Middle Eastern regional segment was nevertheless important, feeding major hubs such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and enabling carriers to access smaller markets.


It noted that in 2015 41% of intra-Middle East flights departed with fewer than 120 passengers.


Embraer’s current four-model E-Jet family, the E170, E175, E190 and E195, has received almost 1,700 firm orders since entering service in 2004, with more than 1,100 delivered.


Its second generation E2 range will have three members—the E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2, with the E190-E2 expected to enter service in the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is due to follow in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.


Pratt & Whitney reported the start of testing of its new PW1900G engine, designed to power the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, Nov. 2.


Embraer projects global market deliveries of 2,250 units in the 70 to 90-seat segment and 4,100 units in the 90 to 130-seat segment out to 2034.


“Today, we are the only manufacturer of under-130 seat aircraft with such an experience in the [Middle East] region,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.



“Embraer has learned a great deal about the special characteristics of operations in this region. All this know-how has been very beneficial in designing the E2s, as well as to enhance our services.”

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A primeira venda da feira:




DUBAI: VietJet signs for 30 Airbuses including A321neo


Vietnamese budget operator VietJet Air is signing for 30 Airbus single-aisle aircraft including the re-engined A321neo.


It will take 21 A321neos as part of an agreement which includes nine baseline A321s.


VietJet disclosed the deal during the Dubai air show.


No engine selection or delivery date has been disclosed.


Airbus chief operating officer for customers John Leahy described the carrier as a "rising star" of Asian aviation.

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Mais sobre a venda para a VietJet.






Vietjet Places $3.6B Order With Airbus for 30 New A321s


Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet helped break an order logjam at the Dubai Airshow on November 10 by announcing a firm order with Airbus valued at $3.6 billion to purchase 30 A321 narrowbody airliners. The order is the third the carrier has made with Airbus over the past two years.


Hanoi-based Vietjet, which launched operations in 2011, now operates 29 A320-series aircraft, including three A321s, on a network covering Vietnam and destinations in Asia. The carrier signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus in Paris in September 2013 to purchase 92 Airbus aircraft and lease eight. Earlier this year at the Paris Air Show, it placed a firm order with Airbus for six more A321s.


The transaction announced at the Dubai Airshow covers 21 A321neo and nine A321 current engine option airliners. The announcement came an hour later than scheduled, as the two parties conducted last-minute negotiations. John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers, said the order is firm, and not a confirmation of an earlier option. “It’s not a rehash of anything else, it’s an incremental order,” Leahy said.



In a statement accompanying the announcement, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet president and CEO, said: “Vietjet has grown faster than expected in the last few years and our previous purchasing plans for new aircraft could not keep up with developing demand. Together with the new aircraft order, we will continue to expand our network and customize services and facilities while still offering the lowest fares in order to ease the travel of people and tourists.”

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Tomara que a Bombardier consiga dar uns passos pra tirar o pé da jaca lá em Dubai.


Por enquanto esta é a única venda efetuada por eles (mesmo que indiretamente):






Saab Lands UAE Surveillance Deal


Saab has won a contract to deliver two Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft equipped with its Swing-Role Surveillance System (SRSS) to the UAE Air Force and Air Defense. Worth 10.2 billion SEK ($1.27 billion), the contract was signed on Sunday, and was announced yesterday by Major General Abdulla Al Sayed Al Hashemi, executive director of the military committee for the Dubai Air Show.


The Swedish group is undertaking the system installation and integration, and service entry could come within two years. As well as the two new Global platforms, the contract covers upgrades for the UAE AFAD’s two existing Saab 340 Erieye aircraft.


SRSS employs a new version of the Saab Erieye radar, which has been continually developed over the years and expanded in capability from its roots as an airborne early warning sensor.


As well as the dorsally-mounted Erieye, the Global 6000-based SRSS also includes an electro-optical sensor turret and a second search radar mounted under the fuselage, plus wingtip-mounted and other antennas for electronic sensors.


Together the sensors and onboard system allow the simultaneous detection and tracking of multiple targets in the air, at sea and on land. According to Saab president and CEO Håkan Buskhe, the SRSS “is without a doubt the most capable airborne early warning and control system on the market.”


Acquiring an AEW aircraft has been an ambition of the UAE for some years and the subject of an exhaustive evaluation. At the 2009 Dubai Air Show, the UAE announced the acquisition of two former Swedish Air Force Saab 340 aircraft equipped with an earlier version of the Erieye system as an interim solution, and to provide operational experience in the employment of AEW. These two aircraft are to remain in service and receive a number of upgrades as part of the new contract, primarily involving the Erieye radar and associated systems.


A number of airframe platforms have carried previous generations of the Erieye radar, including the Metroliner, Saab 340 and 2000, and the Embraer EMB-145. The Global 6000 provides increased endurance, greater capacity for more sensors, and the potential to reach much higher patrol orbits. In standard business jet form the Global 6000 has a service ceiling of 51,000 feet.



While the UAE is the lead customer for the latest iteration of the Erieye concept, the developments being undertaken will feed into the overall program, and will become available for other customers. Whether gallium nitride (GaN) semi-conductor technology is employed in the SRSS–as used in Saab’s recently launched Giraffe family of ground-based radars–has not been disclosed, but it is likely that there are at least some GaN elements.

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Não creio que veremos grandes encomendas anunciadas pelos fabricantes no Dubai Air Show.


Uma feira para "ver e ser visto".


Dois artigos que endossam este pensamento.




No Dubai Order Sprees This Year, but Market Fine


A lack of civil aircraft orders from the local airlines characterized the 2015 Dubai Airshow, in marked contrast to the 2013 event, where Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways notched huge orders for 777Xs and A380s. The quiet commercial showing resulted in a greater emphasis on the defense sector, which has contracted markedly in recent years and typically gets overshadowed at international airshows by big airliner orders.


This time around, Boeing’s rather inelegant effort to generate some news took the form of a press conference to reveal the identity of a previous customer (India’s Jet Airways) for twenty-five 737 Max narrowbodies, while a conversion of Airbus A330 and A320neo options by British Airways parent IAG to firm orders barely drew any notice.


At the same time Russian industry has had a relatively strong presence here, having been shut out (on the defense side at least) from the bigger Farnborough and Paris shows, while the country concentrates more on ties with the East. The same applies to Iran, just across the Gulf, north from Dubai, where potential lifting of sanctions could result in a raft of orders for aircraft, both civil and military, plus related services and equipment. Russian industry could have the most to gain.


Meanwhile, one might attribute the rather underwhelming amount of commercial activity here to the close proximity of the NBAA show, scheduled for Las Vegas next week. NBAA ranks as the year’s biggest show for business aviation, and although the likes of Gulfstream, Textron and others made the trip to Dubai, they were not very vocal here and senior executives were notably lacking in numbers.


Happily for air show organizers, the static display line featured such notables as a trio of A380s–one each from Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline–and the Bombardier CSeries, whose appearance at this year’s show remained very much in doubt until only days before the November 8 opening.


Alluding to slow commercial aircraft sales at the show, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said yesterday during a press conference here in Dubai that airlines in the Middle East already have plenty on order. “They ordered 160 aircraft at the show in 2013, they are not going to do that again two years later,” he asserted.


He also rejected the notion that overcapacity might be afflicting the market at the moment, as airlines continue to take delivery of the aircraft on order. He sees the absence of new contracts linked to neither the global economy nor fuel prices. “I have almost 900 orders this year,” he pointed out.



Although he characterized the Dubai show as important, Brégier also described it as “regional,” unlike the more globally oriented Farnborough and Paris shows. In other words, show activity this time does not indicate an overall softening of the market, according to Brégier.





Dubai Airshow 2015: Aircraft Orders Take a Break


The big winner this week at the Dubai Air Show may prove to be Inmarsat’s GX in-flight connectivity product. With all three satellites now in orbit and service expected to begin in early 2016, the company is now making great progress in signing up customers. Singapore Airlines announced (though not at the show) that it will be switching the bulk of its fleet to the product starting in late 2016, covering the Airbus A350s, A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs. This is a shift away from the Panasonic Ku-band solution, and arguably the most significant vendor shift in the connectivity market to date. Separately, Jazeera Airways signed the first GCC-region LCC contract for GX connectivity, a move which Abdullah Al Hudaid, the carrier’s Chief Operating Officer, noted will provide an improved passenger experience and one which he hopes will serve as a competitive advantage for the small, regional operations.

The show saw only one order of significance, and calling it significant may be a stretch. Jet Airways was revealed as a previously unidentified customer for 25 Boeing 737s. These are NG orders which will now be deferred and converted to 737MAX-8s. The announcement also includes options on 50 additional MAX aircraft. Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways said “this order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development.”

On the static display line each of the “Big 3″ GCC carriers had an Airbus A380 on display. Emirates showed off its newest delivery, the 615-seat 2-cabin layout. Qatar Airways and Etihad have just the one configuration each and both were keen to show off their premium cabin offerings. For all three the cabins feature the latest and greatest in passenger comfort. In economy class each offers a comfortable product including large IFE screens (11″ on Etihad and Qatar; 12″ on Emirates), USB and traditional power jacks and a comfortable seat pitch and width.

With so few orders and no other major announcements the big question is, “What Happened?”


Given the massive numbers of pending aircraft deliveries around the globe, and especially for the local carriers, it appears that they’re taking some time off to now figure out what new and exciting options they want to kit out the aircraft with rather than just ordering more and more. Prior to the show Qatar Airways’ Akbar Al Baker suggested that his airline is looking to maintain a 5-year average fleet age. With the current open order book, both firm and options, that should be relatively easy to do even with some growth as well. The same holds for the other carriers in the region.

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ATR Continues To Drive Turboprop Revolution


Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand 816) in a region where it has not sold aircraft in as large numbers as in some other regions, although it has found considerable success in the wider area including North Africa, India and Africa. An exception was the February 2014 order for 40 ATR 72-600s placed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Leasing.

During a tour of the ATR factory in Toulouse in September, spokesman David Vargas pointed out that the launch customer for the ATR72-600 had been Royal Air Maroc and the launch customer for the ATR 42-600 was Precision Air Services of Tanzania. Since launching the modernized -600 model, ATR has recorded strong sales worldwide, prompting it to establish a second, more modern final assembly line and taking more hangar space freed up by shareholder Airbus at Blagnac Airport in Toulouse. This includes a vast new completion and delivery area; its final assembly and completion hangars now total 32,000 square meters of floor space, four times what it had in 2005.

At the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) general assembly in Berlin last month, ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac, said that ATR is on course to produce more than 90 aircraft this year, as planned, but the plant could eventually take production up to 120 aircraft a year. The company has a backlog sufficient for three years’ of production (almost 300 aircraft). Vargas reported that ATR now has 194 operators in 94 countries and that the company was hoping to produce 100 aircraft next year.

Whether there will be a new 90-seater is still undecided; it appears that while the Italian shareholders (Finmeccanica) are all for proceeding now, the French side of the 50:50 joint venture company (Airbus Group) wants to wait “until production is stabilized at 100 aircraft a year,” said Vargas. “They think there is no risk right now [of competition launching one] and there is not an immediate need [yet].”

He was keen to point out that despite oil prices crashing, ATR’s market share has remained the same. “This is very important for us and shows that people have discovered what a turboprop is, and perceptions have changed…and residual values are more than 50 percent of the [original price] after 10 years.” The ATR 72-600 list price is now $25.9 million.

Vargas added that both the ATR variants, the 70-seat ATR 72-600 and 50-seat ATR 42-600, can continue in production, since the ATR 42 is assembled on the same line as the ATR 72. He compared this to Bombardier, whose Q300 production line (separate from the Q400) had to be closed down due to lack of sufficient orders. Thus the ATR 42-600 is now the only 50-seat regional aircraft in production; even lessors are purchasing them. Some 75 ATR 42s were sold last year.

Leasing companies have taken to turboprops, and particularly ATRs, over the past five years or so, starting with AirLease and Nordic Aviation Capital. “And last year we signed DAE for 20 aircraft,” said Vargas. The first DAE aircraft was due to be delivered at the end of last month.

The Middle East and Africa account for 34 operators in 27 countries, with Africa accounting for the first to operate both the ATR 72-600 (Royal Air Maroc in August 2011) and the ATR 42-600 (Precision Air of Tanzania). But “most aircraft go to Southeast Asia and Latin America,” said Vargas.


ATR now employs 1,200 people, up from 600 ten years ago, and around 7,000 are involved in producing the aircraft.

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Fonte: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2015-11-08/embraer-brings-e2-cabin-super-tucano-bizjets



Embraer Brings E2 Cabin, Super Tucano, Bizjets


Embraer is exhibiting here at the Dubai Airshow with various aircraft in the static display plus an E-Jet E2 cabin concept on its stand in the Hall (Stand 2260), showing the comfort that can soon be expected from its latest airliner. Outside it has a Super Tucano demonstrator, which is making its show debut, along with four business jets–a Legacy 500, a Legacy 650, a Lineage 1000E and a Phenom 300 light jet.


As the show approached, the company released its third quarter results, recording deliveries of 21 commercial and 30 executive aircraft in the three-month period (the executive category broke down as 21 light and nine large jets). In the first nine months of the year the totals rose to 68 and 75 (57 light and 18 large), respectively. Meanwhile it closed 20 firm orders in Q3 for E-Jets (current generation not E2), taking the total backlog for all E-Jets to 146 firm. Its quarterly revenue showed 3.6 percent growth over 2014, to $1.285 billion, including defense and security business.


Speaking at the General Assembly of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) in Berlin last month, Mathieu Duquesnoy, Embraer v-p Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the Brazilian manufacturer is forecasting a need for 6,350 jets in the 70-to 130-seat class over the next 20 years.


He said that the E2 jet was “on track” with the first fuselage assembled, and first flight due in the first half of 2016. Following that it will be 18-to-24 months before EIS in the first half of 2018.


Embraer says Middle East carriers are starting to turn their thoughts to regional aircraft as well as building comprehensive global networks. The OEM projected, “There are good opportunities for intra-regional aviation.” The number of intra-regional Middle Eastern “city pairs” (up to 2,000 nm apart and suitable for its products) more than doubled during the 2004-2014 period, according to Embraer.


Embraer said that around two-thirds of intra-regional flights are operated by aircraft with 130-to-180 seats, but many can carry 130 passengers or fewer, so right-sizing could be of interest to them.

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